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Bianchi happy with life at Man City

Rolando Bianchi believes he is adapting to life in England and praised Sven-Goran Eriksson for helping him overcome the language barrier.

Eriksson famously managed in Italy with Fiorentina, Roma, Sampdoria and Lazio and counts Italian as one of his many fluent languages but Bianchi is grateful his Swedish boss has stuck to English conversation.

"In two months I have studied and now I am very happy with my English. I understand the bad words, but I understand my team-mates too, and it's good that they speak slowly to me," he told the club's official website .

"The manager speaks English with me because it's important to listen and repeat. It's important that he only speaks English with me.

"In England the play is very strong, in Italy it's more tactical. Here it's very difficult for the striker because there is more physical contact and it's very strong.

"It's a very quick league and it's different. I hope this season that I can play well. It was difficult at the start with so many new players but now we know everybody we hope to play good football."

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